I am in an inter-tribal marriage. My husband is out of town a lot and his teenage cousin lives in our house.
I do not speak or understand their local language, but every time my brother in law comes around, he is always speaking with the cousin in their local language. So, I become the stranger in the house.
I’ve tried many times to politely tell him to converse in a language everyone understands. I tried to get my husband to talk to him about it too. He never listens.
Recently, I had to put my foot down and insist that as long as he is under MY roof, he has to play by MY rules, and speak a language everyone else understands. Now, it’s causing ruckus with me and some of my in-laws. I am being labelled ‘Intolerant!’
Help me here please. Have I asked for too much?
Am I being overly – dramatic?
Is there there a better way to have handled this?
What can I do from here on?
Your honest views and opinions will be greatly appreciated.
– From an anonymous reader.